Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Early Imperial Roman Knights

Good afternoon,

I have finally finished four more elements of mounted Early Imperial Romans. Three more elements of EIR Cv, and one element of Early Imperial Roman contariorum/catafractarii from post 100AD.


According to the DBM Army List Book 2, List 56...
A few alae of contarii/catafractarii were formed by Trajan and Hadrian. These did not have horse armour, but were armed with the long knotos, weilded in both hands unshielded.
And so, all I did was select three Praetorian Cav figures, cut out, or off, their sword or spear, give them an identical horse pose, and add a kontos from 1/32" brass rod cut to 5cm length.





As far as DBx is concerned, I can use it in a DBA Middle Imperial Roman army (the figures for which I have put aside - whether or not I'll ever get round to using them is another matter!), or in a DBM Early Imperial Roman army (of which I am allowed a maximum of two - if I ever have another game of DBM) or, far more likely, in my HOTT EIR army.

Now to get back to painting the Praetorian legionaries.

Nick

6 comments:

  1. Look very nice! Hope you had a good Christmas Nick.

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  2. Thanks Alan. You too. Hope you're not getting too wet over the ditch.

    Nick

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  3. Yes, get back to your painting... don't give me excuses about slaviong over a hot paint brush, harden up man...more painting I say!!!!

    OH, and by the way, the figures look good..LOL

    Kind regards and merry Christmas

    Robin

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  4. Why thank you Robin. I think. Fancy a game?

    Nick

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  5. You're making me want to paint my Romans. I bought boxes and boxes of Hat's Romans years ago, but I've moved on to the Dark Ages. I just wish Hat's guys were about 2mm taller.

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  6. Oh, go, you know you want to!

    Thanks for the comment, your Dark Age stuff is, quite frankly, brilliant.

    Your 'bigger' comment - is that referring to your Late Romans Heavy and 'Medium' infantry, and the height disparity thereof?

    Nick

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